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Nov 25, 2019 - 10,000 glacier pictures!

It was back to El Calafate for our last full day before heading across the border to Chile. We had pre booked a full day tour out to Perito Moreno glacier, with our pickup being 8:30am. Unfortunately, the weather was once again not cooperating but hey, after nearly 9 weeks, you can’t expect sunshine and clear skies every day. The glacier is approximately two hours away and by the time we got there, the weather had deteriorated. The one-hour boat cruise to the base of the glacier tested even the hardiest of tourists; it was VERY windy and...

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Round the World 2019

Feb 15, 2010 - Perito Moreno

Using El Calafate as our base, we travelled by small bus with a local guide to Perito Moreno Glacier, the third largest Glacier in the Andes. Veidma is the largest. The President of Argentina was also at the glacier officially opening some walkways and viewing platforms. There were also 4 busloads of workers/supporters paid to be there and be enthusiastic! Beating their drums and being very noisy which was annoying. But we opted for taking the boat trip first and by the time we walked the viewing areas they had all gone. It is wonderful to...

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Jul 22, 2007 - Awe inspiring - the Perito Moreno Glacier

Wow! Yes, what an amazing day. Better than we might have expected. We set off later than initially planned, in the hope that the other people who should have been on the trip could have made it, but alas no. So that meant it was just the driver (Gabby), the guide (Mercedes), Catherine and me. As we drove by Lago Argentina (which allowed us to see where we'd gone wrong the day before!) we saw people ice-skating, with a place to hire skates from and everything. Fantastic, I thought. What a brilliant place to learn how to ice-skate. But sense...

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Nov 16, 2005 - Patagonia, Argentina

The journey through the Andes to Argentina from Chile was amazing. We basically spent the day driving across the mountains to the Argentinian resort of Bariloche. So many snow-clad mountains and lakes as well as the bizarre monkey puzzle tree (native here). Bariloche is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is on the shores of a huge lake (Lago Nahuel Huapi). It is a major tourist mecca with lots of outdoorsy shops and chalet style buildings. It is slightly larger than Pucon in Chile and we didn't think it was as nice. However I (Heidi)...

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